Israeli soldiers fire tear gas canisters towards Palestinian activists during a West Bank protest in this May 21, 2010 file photo. Image Credit: AFP

Gaza: The Israeli military carried out air strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, an army spokesman and Palestinian witnesses said.

No one was injured in the attacks, Palestinian medical workers said.

The army spokesman said the air strikes targeted a metal factory in northern Gaza that Israel believed was used to manufacture weapons and a tunnel dug by militants near Israel’s border with the southern enclave.

He said the air strikes were in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Thursday.
Witnesses on the ground said that the missiles hit the inoperative Gaza Airport, near the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah. The airport has been repeatedly targeted since it became inoperative in 2000.